Internet Arcade: Lady Bug
An action game in the same style as Pac-Man but very very different. Players control a ladybug who must venture around different mazes collecting all of the food pellet "x"'s. In addition to there being regular lines of wall in the maze, there are also several rotating doors that can be used to trap enemies and escape. In fact these rotating doors are the key to survival in this game. In the center of each maze is a different enemy insect hive that will spawn out enemy creatures. An new enemy creature is spawned every time the border around the screen makes a complete "lap". Timers for the border vary upon the level, so later levels will generate new enemies faster, thus progression through the game brings smarter, faster and more quickly spawning enemies.
In addition to the collection of X's, each maze also contains a variety of powerups that come in three types: Poison, Letters and Hearts. Poison is deadly both to the player and the enemy. If the player is able to lure and enemy creature into a poison powerup, it will die and be removed from gameplay. Letters and hearts are powerups with multiple conditions: Collected at the right time they will add letters that will eventually spell words providing bonuses. However collected during the the improper time will only earn the player a few points. For most of the gameplay the colour of all powerups (except skulls which are unaffected) will be blue. But every few seconds it will cycle through yellow and then red colours. Grabbing a letter when flashing the colour will add it to that colour's word. The red word is "SPECIAL" and the yellow word is "EXTRA". Spelling the word, EXTRA gains the player an extra life, and spelling the word, SPECIAL brings the player to a special bonus round.
Hearts are best used as blue powerups as they will act as multipliers for the X's being picked up, first as 2x, then as 3x and finally as 5x. Multipliers are lost when the player dies, but letter powerups are not.
From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
- 2014-08-07 07:15:08
- Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision
- Universal Co., Ltd.
- Universal Co., Ltd.
- Fixed / Flip-screen
- Internet Archive Python library 0.7.0
Subject: The Arcade
I bumped into this arcade in 1982, it was positioned in a cafetaria making money. I spent all my savings money on it, did not help me improove my game until I and my family moved to another town and there it was the arcade. I spent less coins and made it till the best of the town. I dreamt of having the real cabinet of ladybug and some yellow papers showed me I could buy this cabinet. Payed and placed on the attic I scored once over 970,000 points. Gave the cabinet to a close friend and his clients and employees liked to play ladybug. Nowadays I play it on Mame emulator and score reasonable, just now I played it and scored only 239,720 points. Good job of archive org. Thank you
Subject: somethings wrong
I love the game.
Subject: Love it
Subject: Sexytime with LADY bug
Also it is a great game. Just pay attention to the attract screen to understand how to score with multipliers. Spelling "EXTRA" gives you another sexy ladybug while Spelling "SPECIAL" gives you a bonus and an extra credit/coin.